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May 2017

“Cultivate ASAN” Assembly – North Alabama

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Morgan County-Decatur Farmers Market, 211 1st Ave SE
Decatur, AL 35601 United States
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Free

The Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) invites you to join us as we imagine and envision a course for our next few years with five statewide summer assemblies. What do you imagine sustainable farming will look like in Alabama over the next decade? How will ASAN best support growers and consumers who want a thriving…

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ALLIANCE Follow-on Workshop and Field Day, Boonville

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Jumpertown High School, 717 Hwy 4 West
Booneville, MS 38829 United States
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Free

This event will be hosted by Jumpertown High School in Booneville, MS and is a continuation of a new partnership with the Mississippi Department of Education.  This is an opportunity for participants to learn how to setup and operated an irrigation system for a small farm, and learn where to get affordable irrigation supplies.  Top…

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Alabama Medicinal Plant Growers Association Conference

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Caprine Research and Education Unit at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee University Goat Farm
Tuskegee, AL 36088 United States
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$30

Open to the public and all those interested in medicinal herbs, the medicinal herbs market, and how to produce and utilize medicinal herbs. Topics include how to produce medicinal herbs, where to find medicinal herb markets and how to utilize herbs for common ailments. For more information, please contact Russell Bean at 334-687-2532 or rbean@mytu.tuskegee.edu. ……………….. This event…

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June 2017

MADE SOUTH Hoover Festival

June 2 - June 3
Finley Center, 100 Ben Chapman Drive
Hoover, AL 35244 United States
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$10 - $29

-Shop 100+ of the finest makers & artisans in the South -Sample tastings from local and regional chefs and restaurants presented by Eat Y'all -Distiller tastings for 21+ guests -Live music from Zach & Cheyloe, Will Stewart, Jackson Capps, Early James & The Latest, and more! -Free parking -Family friendly -Children 12 years of age…

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Mobile Bay Sierra Club Meeting

June 6 @ 6:30 pm
5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Boulevard
Spanish Fort, AL 36527 United States
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Free

The Mobile Bay (Spanish Fort) of the Sierra Club meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm, generally at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center.  Snacks available at 6:30, the program starts at 7:00. ……………….. This event is not hosted by ASAN.  As one of ASAN’s roles is to share information and resources across…

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Silvopasture and Goat Herd Management Field Day

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
427 Pecan Rd, 427 Pecan Rd
Plantersville, AL 36758 United States
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Free

Hosted by the Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program, the field day is designed to educate forest landowners, farmers, and agricultural professionals, and eventually make them able to implement sustainable silvopasture practices to efficiently utilize their resources in order to benefit current as well as future generations. Experts from Tuskegee University, Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, and…

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Small-Scale Postharvest Horticultural Training Workshop & Study Tour

June 19 - June 23
Tuskeegee University: Mary Starke Harper Hall, 1200 West Montgomery Road
Tuskeegee, AL 36088 United States
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The Tuskegee University Global Center for Postharvest Research and Training, in conjunction with the Postharvest Education Foundation (PEF) and World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) will be hosting a 1-week “Small-scale Postharvest Handling Technologies of Horticultural Crops Short Course & Study Tour” June 19-23, 2017, at Tuskegee University. Discussion topics encompass storage environments (temperature, humidity etc),…

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Youth in Agriculture Boot Camp

June 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shady Grove Road Blueberry Patch, 609 Macon County Road 81
Tuskegee, AL 36083 United States
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First time ever!  Bridging Urban and rural youth to make the food connection.  Come learn about creating your own business, scholarships and more.  It’s all about eating healthy foods and youth!  What your child will learn – How to grow and harvest fresh blueberries, eating healthy foods, exercise, how to start a youth business, FSA youth…

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July 2017

DefendRivers Paddle

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Alabama River

Hosted by the Alabama Rivers Alliance, the #DefendRivers paddle and campaign engages people across Alabama in raising awareness of water issues and communicating their significance to state elected officials and those seeking to become elected officials. This annual event provides an opportunity for citizens to *float* their message directly to Alabama’s policy makers and elected…

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“Cultivate ASAN” Assembly – East Alabama

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carver Integrative Sustainability Center, Franklin Road and Mortley Lane (Motley on Google Maps)
Tuskegee, AL 36083 United States
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Free

The Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) invites you to join us as we imagine and envision a course for our next few years with five statewide summer assemblies. What do you imagine sustainable farming will look like in Alabama over the next decade? How will ASAN best support growers and consumers who want a thriving…

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